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Women’s Fund grants over $25,000 to local nonprofit agencies

The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation recently awarded $25,100 to 14 organizations during its annual luncheon. The endowed fund exceeds $1 million and has granted over $343,000 in the community since its inception in 1996.

The Women’s Fund grants are awarded to agencies that provide programs to empower women and girls. Grants were awarded this year to the following agencies and programs:

Catalyst Life Services received a grant for a community enrichment series for women and girls who are deaf and hard of hearing. The program will focus on financial independence, safety and self-advocacy.

A grant was awarded to Community Action for Capable Youth for its People Encouraging People program. The program will bring teenagers and women together to talk about risk taking behaviors through interactive, small-group activities. The goal is to influence the girls to make changes in order to live a healthy and safe life.

The Harmony House received funding for its Transitions Program. Homeless women and their daughters need special support, guidance and services during their transition into and out of homelessness. Extra support will be provided through weekly activities to focus on stress reduction and coping skills as well as a mentorship program.  

The Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio received a grant for its Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren program. An Information Fair will be held in March to provide resources and services targeting senior women who are parenting grandchildren, step grandchildren and/or grand nieces and nephews.

The Mansfield Area Y received a grant to fund its American Red Cross Babysitters Course. The course is designed to teach girls ages eleven and up how to provide care to children in a safe, professional, and nurturing manner.

The North End Improvement Collaborative received funding for its Women on the Rise program. It is to support women in transition from public assistance to the workforce. The network will encourage women to move forward, connect assets, and develop confidence and leadership skills.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield received a grant for a Coding is Cool program. It will provide intermediate school African American girls in the Mansfield City School District an opportunity to explore a STEM-related field and empower them to consider new career options. 

The Parent Aide Program received funding for its Life Skills program which provides support at critical times. Parent Aide will provide help so women can achieve educational and parenting goals.

Pioneer Career and Technology Center received funding for its GRADS students to take a field trip to North Central State College to explore career paths, the admission process, and financial assistance. GRADS is an in-school Family and Consumer Science program for pregnant girls, expectant fathers, and young parents.

Pioneer Career and Technology Center received a grant for a women’s mentorship program. The program will meet monthly and have guest speakers to empower girls to become successful in the workforce.

Plymouth Shiloh Youth Volleyball received a grant to establish a youth league for girls in grades third through sixth to develop them physically, emotionally and socially.

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center received funding for an equine-facilitated class. Ten women referred from the Mental Health Docket of the Mansfield Municipal Court will participate. Horses are therapeutic by nature. The program is designed to teach the participant to manage stress, anxiety, frustration and anger by adjusting the way they ask a horse to perform a task.

The Salvation Army of Mansfield received a grant to fund its home economics after school program for teenage girls. The program will teach the girls life skills to promote independence.

The Third Street Family Health Services received a grant to purchase two new exam tables for its OB/GYN office.

November 9, 2017

Community Foundation approves over $2M in grants

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $2,051,238 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its October meeting.

Kingwood Center Gardens received a three-year grant from the community fund to help build a visitor center. It will be constructed near the Trimble Road entrance and will serve as a welcome center and banquet hall. The new facility will provide visitors a place to purchase tickets, consider the benefits of membership, learn about volunteer opportunities, gather information, plan their visit and learn the rich history of Kingwood Center.

Other nonprofits that received grants for projects and programs from the community fund that are impacting area residents include:

-Catholic Charities to provide individual assistance.

-City of Mansfield Historic Preservation Commission to submit a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for an area in Downtown Mansfield. The district will allow building owners to apply for historic tax credits for certain building renovations.

-Dayspring Assisted Living & Care Facility for security enhancements.

-Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund for scholarships for low income students to attend private, charter or home school.

-Shelby YMCA for a boiler and roof replacement project.

The Board of Trustees approved additional grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations: 

Ashland University

Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center

Capital Research Center               

Catalyst Life Services

Catholic Charities                                         

City of Mansfield

Dayspring

Discovery School

Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

Flying Horse Farms                                                         

Friendly House Assoc.         

Friends of Gorman Nature Center

Greater Houston Community Foundation            

Kingwood Center Gardens

Little Buckeye Children's Museum

Lucas Community Center            

Lucas Schools Sustaining Fund

Madison Local Schools

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield City Schools                  

Mansfield Memorial Museum                                   

Mansfield Playhouse    

Mansfield Rotary Foundation

Matthew 25 Outreach                   

Mid Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc.

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio State University Foundation

Parent Aide Program

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Community Development Group

Renaissance Performing Arts Association

Resurrection Parish                        

Richland Academy of the Arts

Salvation Army      

Shelby YMCA Community Center

St. Luke's Point of Grace of Mansfield, Ohio

The Leadership Institute              

Upper Room Ministries                                                 

 October 12, 2017

Foundation awards August grants

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $400,354 in grants to area nonprofit organizations during its August meeting.

Richland County nonprofit organizations that received grants for projects from unrestricted funds include:

Richland County school districts to help fund half of the cost of a VEX Robotics kit and curriculum purchased from Integrated Systems Technology to either start a program or build upon an existing STEM program.

Mansfield Richland Area Educational Foundation to send a group of local people to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX. The group would use information acquired during the conference to coordinate ideas for sustainability and growth of Mansfield’s Central Business District and surrounding areas.

Matching grants to nonprofit organizations that meet certain criteria while participating in Richland Gives, the day of giving, set for November 28.

The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs at the following organizations:

Alzheimer’s Association of NW Ohio Chapter

American Red Cross

Avow Hospice

Brown University

City of Mansfield

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Colorado Rocky Mt. School

Emma Willard School

Florida Sheriff’s Association/Youth Ranches

Friendly House

Kingwood Center Gardens

Lucas Community Center

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Neos Dance Theatre

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Plymouth Lutheran Church

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Reinhardt University

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary

Richland Veteran Mentor Program

Salvation Army

Youth Haven

August 15, 2017

 

Foundation awards close to $60,000 in grants to local teachers

The Richland County Foundation awarded $59,671 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding.

The grants are given to K-12 teachers in public or private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms.  The following grants were selected by a committee comprised of Richland County Foundation board members, teachers, and community volunteers.

Clear Fork - Butler

Cold Frames for Science project

Clear Fork Middle

Prison tour to understand prison reform movement

Crestview Elementary

Math Literacy initiative supplies with OSU

Crestview High School

Construction and flying of complex mechanisms

Crestview Middle

S.T.E.M. competition - Brain Games 5.0

Crestview Middle

Google Expeditions Virtual Reality

Crestview Middle

Video cameras to aid public speaking class

Mansfield - Sherman

100 Books for Math Literacy program

Lexington - Central

Talking Sense to Our Numbers

Lexington - Central

Kick Back with the Classics Reader's Club

Lexington - Eastern

S.T.E.M. Competition - Brain Games 5.0

Lexington High School

Material support for Science Olympiad

Lexington Junior High

See the Civilization

Madison High School

Music Theory for Voice: Alfred Theory book 2

Madison Middle

Builder's Club: Student News Crew

Mansfield - Malabar

Differentiated Learning in Reading and Math

Mansfield - Malabar

OSU Stone Lab lake ecosystems science excursion

Mansfield - Malabar

Special Needs Current Events newspaper

Mansfield - Prospect

Fast ForWord software

Mansfield - Senior High

Individual white boards

Mansfield - Sherman

Listening Centers for auditory learners

Mansfield - Sherman

Integrated Social Studies -Language Arts materials

Mansfield - Springmill STEM

Bird watching and identification project

Mansfield - Woodland

 Arts Integration program

Mansfield - Woodland

Arts Integration materials

Mansfield - Woodland

Shared Reading

Mansfield Christian

Plant and animal life cycle study

Mansfield Middle

 Students using small robots to solve problems

Mansfield Middle

Simple Solutions Math program

MOESC 

Writing, Directing, Acting, and Producing plays

MOESC - Abraxas

Math Literacy Library

MOESC - FIRST

Remembering the Holocaust

MOESC - FIRST

Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum

MOESC - FIRST

Virtual plant and animal dissections software

MOESC - FIRST

Career Center 21 for College and Career Readiness

MOESC - FIRST

Purchase literature featuring  modern black youth

MOESC - FIRST

Gym equipment

Ontario - Stingel

Activities for Kinesthetic learning

Ontario - Stingel

Nature Study and Ohio History

Ontario High School

Organic Chemistry tools

Ontario Middle

Mentor texts,

Ontario Middle

Classroom Writers Workshop

Ontario Middle

Program support with Consumer Science students

Pioneer CTC

Life Skills for Autistic and Multiple Handicapped

Pioneer CTC

 Electric kiln with materials

Plymouth Shiloh Elementary

Morning Work Bins

Richland School of Acad Arts

Instruments for teaching beginning Music Theory

Richland School of Acad Arts

S.T.E.M program for 4th Graders

Richland School of Acad Arts

Merit Software for literacy

Richland School of Acad Arts

Software for English/ Language Arts

Sacred Heart Catholic School

MINDFUL - Mixed Media and More program

Shelby - Dowds

Blended Instruction: Science, Literacy, and Social Studies

St. Peter's

Life Skills for Autistic and Multiple Handicapped

Temple Christian

Reading Review is Rewarding Program

Temple Christian

Meet the Artist Art Appreciation Program

 

Funded through the Harry and Lois McCullough Fund

Mansfield – Sherman

Bookin’ Biographies

Mansfield – Malabar

Interactive Ohio History online text

Ontario Middle

Real World Writers

 

Funded through the Eleanor Searle McCollum Teacher Education Fund

Plymouth Shiloh Middle

Annual class trip to Camp Nuhop

Plymouth Shiloh Middle

8th grade trip to science center and museums

 August 7, 2017

 

Women’s Fund awards $9,000 in scholarships

The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation awarded five scholarships to local women totaling close to $9,000.  

 Women’s Fund scholarships were awarded to Jessica Morgan, nursing student at Knox County Career Center, Keri Myers nursing student at Knox County Career Center, Chantelle Negrete, nursing student at Knox County Career Center, Crystal Eldridge, business administration major at Mount Vernon Nazarene College, and Leona Smith business administration major at Mount Vernon Nazarene College.

The Women’s Fund scholarships are given to non-traditional female students attending area colleges.  

 In other business, the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee named Jill Haring as chair and Kristie Massa as vice-chair. Paula Cohen was thanked for her service as the previous year’s chair. Charma Behnke, Carolyn Carto, Lynn Fahmy and Erin Fain were thanked for their service as they retired from the committee. New members welcomed to the committee were Ashley Benson, Kristine Lindeman, Lori Sjostedt and Linda Smith.

 The Fund has granted over $316,000 in Richland County since 1998. Its mission is to promote philanthropy among women, and to establish a permanent fund to empower women to achieve their full potential. 

 June 20, 2017

Foundation awards scholarships to local students

The Richland County Foundation awarded close to $355,400 in scholarships to Richland County students this year.

RCF Scholarship Committee Chairman Chan Stevens reported 276 students received scholarships from various funds. The average scholarship amount was $1,343.

Total scholarships awarded by students’ year; 132 freshmen, 69 sophomores, 39 juniors and 33 seniors. Five people were awarded trade school scholarships. Sixty-two students will attend local schools including Ashland University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, North Central State College and Ohio State University Mansfield.

Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial need. The application will be available online at richlandcountyfoundation.org after January 1 with an April 1 deadline.

A scholarship fund can be created with a minimum investment of $20,000. For more information on how to establish a scholarship fund or any other fund at the Richland County Foundation please call 419-525-3020 or visit the website richlandcountyfoundation.org.

June 21, 2017

 Richland County Foundation awards over $684,000 in grants in June 

 The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $684,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations during its June meeting.

 Projects at area nonprofit organizations that received grants from a combination of unrestricted, donor advised and field of interest funds include:

American Red Cross, Volunteer Recruitment

Flying Horse Farms, Summer Camp for children with serious illness

Foundation Center, Nonprofits Programs at the Mansfield-Richland County Public Library

Friendly House, Activities for Everyone including a lift for the swimming pool

Mansfield Area Y, Water Splash Park

Mansfield City Schools, Guided Reading Text Books

Mohican School in the Out of Doors, Farm to Table

Richland Academy of the Arts, Music Department expansion

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, Helping Hands for Richland County residents

Team Focus Ohio Chapter, Summer Leadership Camp for Richland County boys

 The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Avita Health Foundation

Akron Children’s Hospital

Artis Naples

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boy Scouts of America

Crawford County Economic Development

Denison University

Discovery School

First Congregational Church

Friends of Gorman Nature Center

Friendly House

Galion Center YMCA

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Lucas Community Center

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Men’s Garden Club

Mansfield Playhouse

Mankind Murals

NAMI

NCH Healthcare System

Neos

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North Central State College

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio State University

Ohio State University Mansfield

Ohio State University School of Medicine

Pioneer Career and Technology Center

Renaissance Theatre

Plymouth Local Schools

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Community Development Group

Richland Newhope

Reinhardt University

Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio

Salvation Army Mansfield

Shadowcliff Mountain Lodge

Team Focus Ohio Chapter

United Way of Richland County

 June 14, 2017

RCF funds summer youth programs and more

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $1,073,665 during its April board meeting. Of that total, almost $174,000 went to fund youth in the community over the summer including 24 paid interns at Richland County nonprofit organizations from the Fran and Warren Rupp Donor Advised Fund. 

The Board of Trustees approved a grant from the Community Fund to the City of Mansfield Parks Department to support a summer recreation program. The money will pay for eight full-time summer interns. Because of this investment, hundreds of children will have a place to go weekdays during the summer for outdoor play and lunch.  

The city will pay for supplies and will partner with a local organization to feed the children lunch.

A committee of Foundation Board of Trustee and community members approved 20 Summertime Kids grants totaling $39,416. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children. 

The Board of Trustees approved $1,000,649 in grants from donor advised funds which allows individuals and families the opportunity to make grant suggestions to favorite charities. Donor Advised Funds are a flexible and convenient alternative to a private foundation. It is also a way to keep charitable contributions anonymous, at the preference of the donor.

The following organizations received grants from donor advised funds:

Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center

Catholic Charities

Domestic Violence Shelter

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

First Congregational Church

Friendly House

Harmony House

Hospice of North Central Ohio

Kingwood Center Gardens

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Playhouse

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Renaissance Performing Arts

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland County Park District

Richland Veteran Mentor Program

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater

Salvation Army Dewald Community Center

April 12, 2017

 

Richland County Foundation supports children’s summer activities

 The Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.  A committee of Foundation Board of Trustee and community members awarded 20 grants totaling $39,416. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.  

The following grants were approved:

Blue Rose Mission, Property Maintenance-Skill Building                                       

Catalyst Life Services, Do It Deaf Camp Collaboration

City of Mansfield, Hooked on Fishing                                                                          

Culliver Reading Center, STEAM Field Trip & Activities                                                       

Friendly House Association, Friendly House Summer Fun program                                   

Harmony House Homeless Services, Educational & Recreational Activities

Hospice of NCO, Grief Camp                                       

Mankind Murals, Inc., Mansfield Schools Mural Project                                              

North Central Ohio Soap Box Derby, Derby Cars                                                                     

Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Summer Fun

City of Ontario,  Summer Rec Program                                                                   

Renaissance Performing Arts, Theater Camp                                                                                  

Salvation Army, Dewald Community Center STEAM                                         

Shelby Church of the Nazarene, K-City Day Camp                                                                        

Shelby Local Schools, Camp Invention

Shelby Local Schools, Shelby Safety Town

UMADAOP, Cooking Camp

Funded by grants from Field of Interest Funds

Independent Living Center, Day for Youth with Disabilities                                                   

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, Developmental Play with Therapists                             

Richland Newhope, Summer Campership                               

 

Board of Trustees approves over $1.3 M in grants to nonprofits

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $1,382,549 during its February meeting.

A grant was awarded from the unrestricted/community fund to the Richland Community Development Group for its Be Focal Buy Local, Bellville Beautification and Development and Mansfield Area Beautification Community Sectors.   

The Board of Trustees approved 28 grants from donor advised funds which allow individuals and families the opportunity to make grant suggestions to favorite charities. Donor Advised Funds are a flexible and convenient alternative to a private foundation. It is also a way to keep charitable contributions anonymous, at the preference of the donor.

The following organizations received grants from donor advised funds:

Alpha Equestrian Center

American Red Cross

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Booth Museum of Western Art

Catalyst Life Services

Domestic Violence Shelter

Falany Performing Arts Center – Reinhardt University

First Congregational Church

Funk Heritage Museum – Reinhardt University

Harmony House

Humane Society

Lucas Local Schools

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Christian School

Ohio Environmental Council

OhioHealth MedCentral

Old Growth Forest Network

Plymouth Area Historical Society

Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Habitat for Humanity

Richland Veteran Mentor Program

Shelby Helpline Ministries

St. Peter’s Parish and School

United Way of Richland County

Visiting Nurses Association

Warren Rupp Observatory

The board also approved grants from donor designated and agency funds. Agency Funds are established by charitable organizations and can be endowed or non-endowed. The agency benefits from the Foundation’s professional asset management, which allows the agency’s staff and board to focus on providing services to their constituents.

Designated Funds provide annual support to the charities selected by the donor. They offer the added benefit that if the organization(s) cease to exist; the Foundation has the responsibility to ensure that the donor's original intent is met in seeking new suitable organizations.  

32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children Inc.

AA/Mansfield Intergroup

American Guernsey Foundation

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Boy Scouts Heart of Ohio Council

Boy Scouts of America

Catalyst Life Services

Center for Individual and Family Services

Children’s Theatre Foundation

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Community for Capable Youth

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

First Christian Church, Mansfield

First Congregational Church, Mansfield

First Presbyterian Church

Friendly House

Gorman Nature Center

Habitat for Humanity of Richland County

Kingwood Center Gardens

Lucas Local Schools

Malabar Farm Foundation

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Cancer Foundation

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mansfield Playhouse

Mansfield Richland County Public Library

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.

Methodist Theological Seminary

Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors

North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association

North Central State College

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio Genealogical Society

OhioHealth Foundation

OhioHealth MedCentral

Ohio State College of Medicine

Ohio State University –Mansfield

Ontario Local Schools

Photo Arts Programs at OSU-M and NCSC

Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Renaissance Performing Arts

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Carrousel Park

Richland County Children’s Services

Richland County Children’s Services/The New Store

Richland County Historical Society

Richland County Museum

Richland Newhope Center

Richland Newhope Industries

Richland Pregnancy Services

Salvation Army

St. John’s Church

Third Street Family Health Services

Toy Time Inc.

Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc.

United Way of Richland County

University Club Foundation

Volunteers of America

Merris and Jean Welge Fund for the Ontario Police Department

Women’s Fund

Y Aware

Connections Fund awards over $20,000 in grants

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation announced its 2017 grants during its Winter Reception January 27 held at the foundation. The Connections Fund donors approved $20,000 in grants this year.

The following organizations and programs were funded by Connections.

Altrusa International Foundation of Mansfield, Tools for School

Culliver Reading Center, Boys Literacy Program

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, Mansfield City School District program

Kingwood Center Gardens, Peacock Playhouse, The Kingwood Sensory Center

Lucas Community Center, After School Tutoring Program

Mansfield Area Y, Malabar School Safety Around Water Program

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Youth Small Grants Program

Ohio State University at Mansfield, Science Saturdays

Ontario School District, Getting All Students Moving Project

Parent Aide, Family Action Nights

Mansfield-Richland Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Foundation President Brady Groves said, “The Connections Fund is a great way for younger donors to get involved in philanthropy and community leadership.”

Since 2005 the Connections Fund has awarded almost $89,000 to nonprofit organizations in Richland County. The mission of the Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation is to foster and retain leaders and professionals in Richland County and to promote a philanthropic identity and involvement in the community. 

Community Foundation approves $438,000 in grants

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $438,330 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its December meeting.

Projects that received grants from unrestricted community funds and other funds impacting area residents include:

Braintree Business and Development Center received a 10% local matching grant to expand its ability to work with minority, women and disadvantaged entrepreneurs. 

Hospice of North Central Ohio received a grant to add equine therapy as a component to its Kidscene Bereavement Camp.  

Humane Society of Richland County received a grant to fund a part-time office manager.

Mansfield Art Center received a grant to fund a new learning resource center to supplement exhibits and educational programs.

Mansfield Memorial Homes received a grant to support its Meals on Wheels program.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department received a grant to help purchase a body scanner to stop the conveyance of contraband such as drugs and other illegal items into the county jail.

The Board of Trustees approved additional grants from donor advised to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Catalyst Life Services

Catholic Charities

Cousteau Society

Crawford County United Way

Culliver Reading Center

Domestic Violence Shelter

Discovery School

Galion Community Center YMCA

Galion Community Foundation

Gorman Nature Center

Harmony House

First Congregational Church

Friendly House

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Leadership Institute

Lucas Local Schools

Mansfield City Schools – Woodland Elementary

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Nature Conservancy

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio State University Foundation

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Academy of the Arts

Renaissance Performing Arts

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary aka The New Store

Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Richland Newhope Industries

Salvation Army

Soldiers and Sailors Museum

December 21, 2016

Women’s Fund grants $22,000 to local nonprofits

The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation conducted its annual luncheon November 9 and celebrated its 20th anniversary. The endowed fund exceeds $1 million and has granted over $307,000 in the community since its inception in 1996.

The Women’s Fund grants are awarded to agencies that provide programs to empower women and girls. Just over $22,000 in grants were awarded this year to the following agencies and programs:

A grant was awarded to Catalyst Life Services for a women’s group that serves underprivileged and under-served mentally ill women. Through a monthly program, the women will be presented with opportunities to engage in arts and cultural events.

The FIRST School received a grant for its program “Healing and Hope: a Meditation.” The program is for young girls ages 12 to 17 who currently live in a residential mental health facility in Mansfield. The program will consist of yoga sessions followed by a positive creative writing course with a self-esteem therapy group.

The Mansfield Area Y received funding for a Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course. It is designed to teach girls, ages 11 and older, the basics of caring for babies and children in a safe, nurturing and professional manner.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield received funding for a STEM Summer Camp for 40 girls. The camp will be held at the Mansfield Springmill Learning Center. It is designed to provide girls the opportunity to explore their interest in STEM-related fields and to learn from successful women who work in STEM-related careers, empowering them to consider a new world of career options.

Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s GRADS program received a grant for its Kids Fair. GRADS enables expectant and current parenting students to remain in school and graduate. It is a family and consumer science program that supports parenting education. The goal of the Kids Fair is to increase student knowledge in health and nutrition, connect students to community services, and provide an opportunity for grandparents to be involved in GRADS activities.

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center received a grant for scholarships for victims of human trafficking. Five women participating in the Mental Health Specialty Docket of the Mansfield Municipal Court who were victims of human sex trafficking and are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will be enrolled in a 10-week equine facilitated learning class.

The Richland Academy of the Arts received a grant to form a chorus for women ages 15 and older. This will be a multi-generational chorus accessible to Richland County residents regardless of financial limitations. It will offer an opportunity for emotional and social growth and mentoring through vocal rehearsals and performances.

A grant was awarded to Parent Aide to provide supportive responses to urgent situations. The funding will allow the staff at Parent Aide to help any mother who seeks their help.  Parent Aide connects mothers with parenting education and to services that make sense, whether it is mental health, substance abuse or domestic violence assistance.

November 9, 2016

Community Foundation approves $478,000 in grants

 The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved close to $478,000 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its October meeting.

 Projects that received grants and are impacting area residents include:

Catholic Charities to provide emergency assistance, adult advocacy and food pantry services

Mansfield Area Y for a chronic disease program

North Central State College for tuition assistance for Richland County students enrolled in tech programs

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center for equine-based therapy scholarships

Richland Early American Center for History to erect a log cabin

The Board of Trustees approved nine additional grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Discovery School

Mansfield City Schools

North Central State College

Ohio State University – Mansfield

Richland Community Development Group

United Way

 Local teachers awarded over $55,000 in grants

The Richland County Foundation awarded $55,158.35 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding.

The grants are given to K-12 teachers in public or private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms.  Grants were given to the following teachers and projects:   

Rebecca Clapp, Geography Books, Clear Fork Butler Elementary 

Jennifer Blackledge, Augmented Reality Application, Crestview High School

Dwight Souder, RC Flight STEM Curriculum, Crestview High School

Melanie Stilson, Spanish Silent Reading Program, Crestview High School

Chris Thompson, Ukulele Program, Crestview Middle School

Cara Pelphrey, Guided Reading Block, Lexington Central Elementary

Michelle Rastetter, Multisensory Program, Lexington Central Elementary

Amy Richwine, STEM Project, Lexington Central Elementary

Pamela Conover, Sustainability Program, Lexington High School

Shelly Knapp, Classroom Reading Area, Lexington Western Elementary 

Stacey Wampler, COSI Generation Rx Lab, Madison High School

Christine Elder, Forensic & Biological Studies, Madison Middle School 

Elleena Cameron, Publish Student Writers, Mansfield Middle School

Joseph Shimek, Why Try Program, Mansfield Middle School

Linda White, Evolution of Gaming Course, Mansfield Senior High

Paul Hawkins, Transitional Reading Materials, Mansfield Senior High

Jonny Sullivan-Price, Beginning Dramatic Arts Props, Mansfield Senior High

Lisa Foley, STEAM Program, Mansfield Malabar Intermediate

Kathryn Toney, Historical Injustice Studies, Mansfield Malabar Intermediate  

Gena Boyd, Phonics First System, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Wendy Doup, Mentor Texts, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Whitney Glorioso, Math Education Materials, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Sherry Vaught, Read Naturally Software, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary  

Margaret Voedisch, Stationary Pedals, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Nancy Niedermier, STEM Program Books, Mansfield Springmill Elementary 

Frankie Munday, LEGO Education Story Starter, Mansfield Woodland Elementary 

Chris Queen, Hands-On Science Materials, Mansfield Woodland Elementary 

Tonya Winningham, LEGO Education Story Starter, Ontario Stingel Elementary 

Heather Fighter, Economy Classroom, Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Kendra Roberts, Readiness Course, Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Deb Rumery, Camp Nuhop, Plymouth-Shiloh Middle School 

Melissa Smart, Learning Palette Materials, Plymouth-Shiloh Elementary 

Tom Lewis, Broadcast News Program, Plymouth-Shiloh High School 

Amanda Green, Literacy Program, Shelby Auburn Elementary 

Nichole Studd, Yoga Reading & Writing Course, Shelby Auburn Elementary 

Linda Durkin, Watercolor Painting Course, Shelby Dowds Elementary

Anne Finn, Literacy & Math Packets, Shelby Dowds Elementary 

Jami Gilger, Kore Wobble Chairs, Shelby Dowds Elementary

Brian Nabors, FINALE Music Software, Shelby High School 

Jill Silva, Environmental Study Materials, Discovery School

Jared Sowash, Math Games, Foundation Academy of Mansfield

Elizabeth Buford, Instruments, Foundation Academy of Mansfield

Cindy Reynolds, Kinder Kids Reading Bags & Book, Mansfield Christian Elementary

Lisa Hughes, Environmental Studies Materials, Mansfield Christian Elementary

Wesley Courser, Online Student Newspaper, Mansfield Christian High School

Tara Gilliam, K’NEX STEM Program, Richland School of Academic Arts

Daniel Jones, HTC Vive Virtual Reality, Richland School of Academic Arts

Grace Larson, Complete English Web Suite, Richland School of Academic Arts

Katelyn Mould, Graphic Novels, Richland School of Academic Arts

Chelsey Talisse, Orff Instrument Program, Richland School of Academic Arts

Angela Vega, Hot Wheels Program, Richland School of Academic Arts

Laura Stine, Dissection Connection, Sacred Heart Catholic School

Donna Strout, Mohican Outdoor School, Shelby St. Mary’s Middle School

Sarah Rizzo, LEGO Education Story Starter, St. Peter’s Elementary

Sandra Rissler, Math Education Materials, Temple Christian

Mural completed on bike trail

Mansfield Murals volunteers have completed a mural on the Richland B&O Bike Trail. The original painting was done by Mark Calloway and is entitled "6:07 A.M." A You Tube video shows the mural progression.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4OvLgW-fVM&feature=em-subs_digest

Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $506,000 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its June meeting.

 Projects of special note impacting area residents include:

Braintree Business Development Center to facilitate the Richland Entrepreneurial Alliance

Dayspring Assisted Living and Care Facility to upgrade to its entrance awning

Flying Horse Farms to send Richland County children with serious illness to summer camp

Mansfield Memorial Homes for its Homemaker/Home Health Services and Rotary Adult Daycare

Neos Dance Theatre for a 1940s Nutcracker production

OhioHealth Pediatric Therapy to buy bicycles for children with impairments

Ohio Special Response Team to purchase a commercial drone for search and rescue missions

Richland Community Development Group (RCDG) for marketing materials to promote the 179th Air National Guard

RCDG for Richland Young Professionals to fund a mentorship program

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to house Richland County families

Salvation Army to fund rental assistance program

The Board of Trustees approved 35 additional grants from donor advised, field of interest, donor-designated and agency funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Grants approved during April board meeting

Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling nearly $428,000 during its April board meeting.

One field of interest grant was approved for OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital to provide home monitoring equipment to detect early deterioration of congestive heart failure patients and enable timely intervention by clinicians.The Board of Trustees also approved grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Catalyst Life Services

Catholic Charities

City of Mansfield

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

Domestic Violence Shelter

Friendly House

Flat Rock Care Center

Funk Heritage Center

Georgia Museums

Gorman Nature Center

Harmony House

Hospice of North Central Ohio

Kingwood Center

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Aviation Club

Mansfield Fun Center Chordsmen

Mid Ohio Opera

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio State University - Mansfield

Parent Aide Program

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Reinhardt University

Renaissance Performing Arts

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland County Foundation

Richland Newhope

Richland Pregnancy Services

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

Salvation Army Dewald Center

Shadowcliff Lodge

Shelby Foundation

Starfish Project of Richland County

Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation

Summertime Kids grants awarded

The Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.  A committee that included Foundation Board of Trustee and community members awarded $30,414.29 in grants.  The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children. The following grants were approved:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of North Central Ohio, Summer Picnic Celebration
Catalyst Life Service/Center for the Deaf, Do it Deaf

City of Mansfield, Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs

Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY), CACY’s Dream Girls Conference

First English Lutheran Church, FELCDS Summer Camp

Friendly House Association, Summer Fun Program

Harmony House Homeless Services, Kids Vacation

Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio, Summertime Kids Bowling League

Mansfield YMCA, Thingamajig

Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, Connecting with Nature

Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Friendly House Nature Camp

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Abilities Rising Camp

Richland Carrousel Park, Summertime Science

Richland Newhope, Summer Campership Program

Salvation Army Dewald Center, Summer Zone 2016: Build It

Shelby Church of the Nazarene/K-City, Dive in Deep and Make a Splash

Shelby Local Schools, Safety Town

Grants approved during February board meeting

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling

$1,767,696 during its February meeting.

Eight grants totaling $279,475 from unrestricted funds were approved for the following programs:

 City of Mansfield, Music in the Parks

Community Action for Capable Youth, Richland County Private Partnership Prevention Program

Domestic Violence Shelter, annex building

Mankind Murals, mural on the Richland B&O Bike Trail

Mansfield Art Center, Lego Art of the Brick Exhibit

Mid-Ohio Opera, master class concert

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, restoration project

Renaissance Performing Arts, Integrated Theatre Company

The Board of Trustees also approved grants from donor advised, field of interest, donor designated and agency funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children Inc.

AA Mansfield Area Intergroup

American Cancer Society

American Guernsey Foundation

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Boy Scouts of America

Catholic Charities

Center for Individual and Family Services

Children’s Theatre Foundation

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Cousteau Society

Crawford County United Way

Culliver Reading Center

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

First Christian Church, Mansfield

First Congregational Church, Mansfield

First Presbyterian Church, Mansfield

First Presbyterian Church USA

Friendly House Association

Friends of the 179th Family Readiness & Support Group

Galion Community Foundation

Galion Community Center YMCA

Georgia Museums, Inc.

Gorman Nature Center

Habitat for Humanity Richland County

Harmony House

Hospice of North Central Ohio

Kingwood Center

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Lucas Local Schools

Malabar Farm Foundation

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Area YMCA

Mansfield Cancer Foundation

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield City Schools – Malabar Intermediate School

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mansfield Playhouse

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation

Mansfield Richland County Public Library

Mansfield Symphony Society

Mansfield Youth Symphony Orchestra

Mary McCleod Bethune Intervention & Enrichment Center

Methodist Theological Seminary

Mohican School in the Out-Of-Doors

Nature Conservancy

New Beginnings of Rehab Center of North Central Ohio

North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North Central State College

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio Genealogical Society

OhioHealth

OhioHealth Foundation

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Ohio State University Foundation

Ohio State University – Mansfield

Ontario Public Schools

Parent Aide

Photo Arts Programs – OSU-M and NCSC

Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Plymouth Shiloh Food Pantry

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Rehab Services of North Central Ohio

Renaissance Theatre

Richard David Gardner Fund

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Carrousel Park

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary (The New Store)

Richland County Historical Society

Richland County Museum

Richland Newhope

Richland Newhope Industries

Richland Pregnancy Services

Salvation Army

Salvation Army – Dewald Center

Shelby Senior Center

St. John’s Church

St. Peter’s

Third Street Family Health Services

Toy Time Inc.

Trapshooting Hall of Fame Inc.

United Way of Richland County

University Club Foundation

Volunteers of America

Women’s Fund

Grants approved during December board meeting

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling close to $338,000 during its December meeting. The grants were awarded from various funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County.

 The nonprofit organizations that received funding include:

American Cancer Society

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